MATH Vocabulary Variety Show!

digital options for MATH vocabulary study

The BISD Digital Learning Platform

BISD's Digital Learning Platform supports the BISD Learning Platform to provide a visual framework for technology integration that supports student-centered learning. Utilizing technology tools, on-line or on an app, to teach vocabulary supports research-based best practices for vocabulary instruction. All six steps of Marzano's Process for Teaching Vocabulary can be applied through engaging digital options.
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On-line Flashcard Makers with Perks!

There are numerous flashcard makers on-line, and they have different sharing and study options. Teachers can search existing sets or create sets based on unit objectives. Many sets also have equation and image options for different types of study. Many of them also have phone apps for students to practice on the go!




Math Vocab Lists in Quizlet

Quizlet is a user-friendly site where students can learn, study, and practice their academic vocabulary with on-line flashcards, quizzes, and games. Students can also download the free Quizlet app onto personal devices to be able to study on-the-go.

The Tier 1 Priority for math emphasizes the use of vocabulary on word walls. It would be best for math teachers to use these Quizlet lists as starting points for smaller, chunked vocabulary practice. For example, pick the words that your students most need to practice and then delete all the other words from the longer study sets.

Word Wall Resource

Teachers can copy study sets in their own free Quizlet accounts and then modify any of the definitions or words. Some teachers also like to print out the flashcards on card stock for a hands-on review of the terms or for work in tutorials. The "large card" print option can also become part of an interactive word wall activity.

ELL Support

Language learners also appreciate the audio component to Quizlet where they can hear the words pronounced while they are working with the words. And, Quizlet has a collaborative game function that also helps with 3 of the 4 SIOP needs of ELLs, called QuizletLive. Students have to work in groups and to win, thye must read the words, say the words, and listen to each other. Click below to get more information on this interactive function.

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iPad apps for Vocabulary!

Tellagami is a fun app where students can record a message and include text. This makes the traditional "use-your-vocab-word-in-a-sentence" activity more interactive and engaging when they share their Gamis with the class.

Skitch is a quick drawing app that allows students to take a picture (of a vocab word or a Frayer Model of a word) and then draw on it to explain it.

Padlet for Virtual Word Walls!

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Read These Articles to Learn About Innovative Options

Padlet + Thinglink = Interactive Word Walls!

Read this exciting blog post about using Padlet and Thinglink to create truly interactive digital word walls that can be accessed outside the classroom.

Vocabulist + Quizlet = Student Generated Vocab Lists!

Check out this informative post from tech guru, Richard Byrne. He details how to use Vocabulist to pull vocabulary out of documents, match with definitions, then export to Quizlet for flashcard work.

Blended Learning with Digital Word Work

Read this blog post about using blended learning for vocabulary work. Dr. Kimberly Tyson compiles resources for using digital tools to deepen vocabulary development.